Parasympathetic Physiology and Anticholinergic Pharmacology

Anticholinergic drugs and the many, many more drugs with anticholinergic side effects are ubiquitous in medical practice. The presentation below will describe parasympathetic physiology as well as anticholinergic pharmacology.

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Dopamine and Acetylcholine in Schizophrenia, Delirium and Parkinson’s

Dopamine and Acetylcholine are key players in Psychiatric and Extrapyramidal Physiology and Pharmacology. The presentation below will help to clarify these affects and also help you to remember them.


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Clonidine and Beta Blocker Interaction

The interaction between clonidine and beta blockers (metoprolol, atenolol, carvedilol, nadolol, etc.) is often foggy in the mind of health care professionals. This confusion stems from the fact that the … Read the rest

Beta Blocker Pharmacology

Beta blockers are some of the most commonly used drugs. Understanding the pharmacology is foundational to good pharmacy and medical practice. You might want to start with the One Minute … Read the rest

Sympathetic Nervous System Physiology

Understanding the sympathetic nervous system is critical to understanding the pharmacology of a myriad of drugs. This power point will refresh your feeble memories and make it all clear. The … Read the rest

Estimating Renal Function

For Research Purposes

The Gold Standard for GFR is iodine 125 labeled iothalamate clearance

equation for calculating actual creatinine clearance
The Gold Standard for Creatinine Clearance is :

For Clinical Purposes

Evaluating and Monitoring Renal Function

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Sensitivity and Specificity

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Click on the arrows to page through the tutorial on the statistical concepts of specificity and sensitivity. In my experience, people get confused when they try … Read the rest

Type One and Type Two Error

The purpose of inferential statistics is to predict differences between groups in the general population by measuring the difference in a small sample.


  • Blood pressure lowering of two drugs:
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Insulin Dosing Rules

John and Albert in Bali Albert and I had to go into the beautiful mountains of the island of Bali to research these rules. Bali is one of many islands that make up the country … Read the rest

Power Calculations

Statistical Power

OK, so John Lennon didn’t really write this , but statistical power is a very abstract concept and the ability to “imagine” really helps.

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